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Trophy and Award Goals

For PPW Open Photographic Categories:

Trophies are: 

  • PPW Portrait Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score in the Portrait Div. 
  • R.R. Hutchison Trophy: Best single entry from the Portrait Div. – excluding Album Entry 
  • PPW Wedding Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score in the Wedding Division 
  • Best Wedding Portrait Trophy: Best single entry in the Wedding Div. – excluding Album Entry 
  • Roger Dudley Trophy: Best single entry from the Commercial Div. 
  • Charles Libby Trophy: Best single entry from the Pictorial Category 
  • Chow Chen Yang Trophy (also known as CC Yang): PPW Commercial Photographer of the Year having the Highest aggregate score in the Commercial Division. 
  • Russ Clift Trophy: Best Mixed Case (split entry) aggregate score – must include such combinations as portrait/commercial or portrait/wedding, commercial/wedding or portrait/wedding/commercial 
  • Lee Merrill Trophy People’s Choice Award: Given to a PPW member who lives in Washington State and is voted for by PPW members. 
  • Alma Gray Trophy: Highest aggregate score for a case from a first-time entrant. Entries can be from any division. “First-Time Entering a State or International Print Competition” must be marked on the entry form. $250 Scholarship Certificate goes along with Trophy. See Scholarship Chair for the paper document. 
  • Best of Show Trophy: Best single print from all divisions as determined by the jurors 
  • Jentoft Trophy: Given to the resident of Washington having the overall highest aggregate score. 

Division Awards: 

For PPW Artist Categories: 

Division Awards: 

Portrait Division

  • Best of the Portrait Division 

Wedding Division

  • Best of the Wedding Division 

Commercial Division

  • Best of the Commercial Division 

Restoration Division

  • Best of Restoration

Portrait Division
Best Portrait of a Child
Best Portrait of a Group
Best Portrait of an Animal
Best Portrait of a Woman
Best Portrait of a Man
Best Portrait of a Couple
Best Unclassified Portrait
Best Non-Wedding Album

Wedding Division 
Best Portrait of a Bride
Best Portrait of a Groom
Best Portrait of a Wedding Group
Best Wedding Candid
Best Portrait of a Bride & Groom
Best Unclassified Portrait
Best Wedding Album 

Commercial Division
Best Pictorial (Charles Libby Award)
Best Industrial 
Best Architectural
Best Advertising / Illustration
Best Editorial Event or Human Interest photograph for publication
Best Aerial
Best Unclassified 

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